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Politics
2:26 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Ky Secretary of State Prepared for Thursday Recanvass

Credit Office of KY Secretary of State

County clerks across Kentucky will be double checking vote totals tomorrow\today in a statewide recanvass requested by two Republicans.  

Gubernatorial candidate James Comer is seeking a recanvass after losing to Matt Bevin by 83 votes in last Tuesday’s primary.  Richard Heath lost to Ryan Quarles by just over 14-hundred votes in the race for the GOP nomination for Agriculture Commissioner.  While Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes plans to announce the outcomes of the recanvass tomorrow\today, she says the winners will still be unofficial until next month.

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Politics
6:43 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Kentucky Republicans’ ‘Unity Rally’ Packed with Intrigue

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  Republican candidates for governor are scheduled to attend a “unity rally” Saturday in Lexington intended to show solidarity with the party, and to mend wounds caused by the contentious—and not yet settled—gubernatorial primary race.

But the rally has several potential points of tension, Kentucky political observers say.

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Politics
9:33 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Heath, Imes Come Up Short in Statewide Office Bids

State Rep. Richard Heath
Credit http://www.lrc.ky.gov

Kentucky state Sen. Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville won his bid for the Republican nomination for attorney general, but two western Kentucky lawmakers came up short in Tuesday's Republican primary.

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Politics
12:52 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

State Rep Richard Heath on Running for Kentucky Ag Commissioner

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Kentucky’s 2nd District State Rep Richard Heath of Graves County is the third candidate to enter the race for state agriculture commissioner.

His filing this week creates a GOP primary battle against Rep. Ryan Quarles from Georgetown.  

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Politics
11:02 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Heath to Return to Kentucky’s Second District State House Seat

Richard Heath
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Incumbent Richard Heath will be returning to his second district state House seat.

The Republican won with 9,181 votes over Democratic challenger Jesse Wright’s 6,258.

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Politics
11:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Rep. Richard Heath to Face Dem Challenger in 2nd District

Jesse Wright
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Mayfield attorney Jesse Wright says he’ll run for the 2nd District state House seat held by first term Republican incumbent Richard Heath. 

The Democrat is an alumnus of Mayfield High School, the University of Kentucky, and Georgia State.  He has practiced law in Mayfield since moving back to the region in 2011. 

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Politics
1:34 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm

Credit US Senate

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both confirmed they will speak at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.

The event will mark the first face-to-face confrontation between the two since Grimes, a Democrat, declared her candidacy for McConnell's seat earlier this month.

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Politics
11:54 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Heath Wins Ky. District 2 State House Seat

Graves County Republican Richard Heath has won Kentucky's 2 district state house seat. The second district includes all of Graves county and southern McCracken.  Heath beat democrat Kelly Whitaker with 54 point 8 percent of the vote. Whitaker lost with 45 point 2 percent of the vote but says she ran a good campaign. She says,

“This is not the results that I had planned on or hoped for, and we may have lost this race but we’re definitely not defeated. I’m extremely proud of all my supporters, and the campaign that we have run has maintained a positive approach and we have not been negative at all.”

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